1/2 Day Tours...
Morning & Afternoon Visits
A half-day package to the Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary offers visitors an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants in their natural home, as well as gain an insight into their history and behavior, and create cherished lifelong memories oftheir time spent with these amazing animals.
Visitors to the Sanctuary will also be privileged enough to meet and interact with (members of the) local Lao people, and witness stunning views of the surrounding jungle andmountains – All while interacting personally with friendly, happy elephants in a safe andsustainable environment. On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your place of accommodationand will drive for approximately 1 hour(s) through scenic agricultural areas, hills, andforest(s), before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants, before changing into traditional (Lao) Laos (shirt) clothing.
After being allocated bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, you will walkwith your guide through the Sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants andhear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with theelephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, you will accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. Next,you will walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water.
Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes. Finally, (there will be time to) eat some snacks and seasonal fresh fruit, before enjoying once again the impressive rural scenery as you drive back to Vang Vieng.
Adult: 450.000 kip per person
WHAT TO BRING:
Hat, Bathing Suit, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Towel, Walking Shoes, Change of Clothes, Camera (Optional)
PICK UP/DROP OFF TO YOUR PLACE OF ACCOMMODATION IN VANG VIENG
ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOUR GUIDES
FOOD FOR FEEDING ELEPHANTS
PICK-UP TIME FOR MORNING TOUR:
08:00 AM Hrs. from your hotel
APPROX: 12:00 Hrs.
PICK-UP TIME FOR AFTERNOON TOUR:
12:30 AM Hrs. from your hotel
APPROX: 17:30 Hrs.
Pick up from your hotel or accommodation.
Drive approximately 1 hours South of Vang Vieng through mountains, forest, local villages.
Arrive at the Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary. Learn about the elephants and change into Lao traditional shirt.
Meet the elephants. Feed, interact, and play with the elephants in a natural environment as you learn About their behavior and history. Take photos with the elephants.
Mud Spa with the elephants.
Walk with the elephants to a river and bathe them.
Eat a traditional meal and then say goodbye to the elephants.
Leave the Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary and drive approximately 1.5 hours to Vang Vieng.
Drop off at your hotel or accommodation.